Jazz World Stage is being replace for 2010 festival

Mos Def, George Clinton and Devendra Banhart are to headline a new stage at this year’s Glastonbury.

The West Holts Stage stage will be held at the same location as the Jazz World Stage, which it is replacing, with organiser Michael Eavis telling Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk that the new stage name has a lot to do with the farming history of the site.

“We’re going back to the real roots of Worthy Farm and its history with the name change for the stage,” Eavis said. “West Holts was a ‘halt’ originally; one of the two places where we had to open the level crossing gates across the old railway line to get the cattle through for milking. It was a fair walk up to the farm, just as it is now, and those cows took some driving!”

Meanwhile, a limited number of resale tickets for Glastonbury will go on sale on April 11, offering fans one final opportunity to buy tickets for this year’s bash, which takes place on June 23-27.

The full line up for the West Holts stage is:

June 25

Mos Def (with full live band)

Femi Kuti

TBC

Breakestra with Charli 2na

Mariachi El Bronx

Tune-Yards

Matthew Herbert Big Band

June 26

George Clinton with Parliament/Funkadelic

Jerry Dammers Spacial AKA Orchestra

Os Mutantes

Devendra Banhart

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Brother Ali

Troy Ellis & the Longshots

June 27

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Toots & the Maytals

Quantic & His Combo Barbaro

Staff Benda Bilili

Dr John

Tunng

The Bees

Dizraeli (chosen from the Emerging Talent Competition finalists)

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